Hurricane Gordon disrupts cruises, heading to Azores

By Cruise

Regardless being in the Atlantic Ocean approximately a thousand miles from a main landmass, Hurricane Gordon has concerned the route of Cruise and Maritime Sailings' Marco Polo.
The 7th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which is Category One Hurricane Gordon is predicted to pass over or near the Eastern Azores on Monday. On Sunday evening, Marco Polo was off the coast of São Miguel in the Eastern Azores.
The 5 p.m. EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center put the storm some one hundred sixty miles southwest of the Portuguese island chain, moving at over twenty miles per hour (m.p.h.) and packing constant winds of up to 85 miles per hour with higher gusts. Though the storm is expected to become weaken, it is forseen to be a hurricane when it reaches the islands tomorrow morning.
Marco Polo is going to make its way to Funchal, Madeira, to evade the storm. Madeira is a Portuguese island to the southeast of the Azores, off the coast of Africa. Marco Polo is currently on a fifteen-night voyage that departed Tilbury on 11 August.